Hope for Overcoming Critical Shortage of Physicians Begins with Helping Children Believe in Themselves
As 159 future doctors take their oath at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, VCOM, Class of 2016 White Coat ceremony, a father reflects on the value of raising children to believe in themselves and their ability to fulfill the dreams, potential and promise of their lives.
Virginia Satir, considered the mother of “Family Therapy,” shares a Columbus Day story to help us better understand ourselves, each other and the prospect that it’s not just our world that’s round, but people too.
PAIRS Foundation’s collaborative program with the Department of Veterans Affairs was recognized Wednesday with the prestigious “Spirit of Planetree” award for strengthening relationships among family, friends and social supports as a critical component of patient-centered care and improving outcomes for Veterans impacted by post traumatic stress.
Psychiatrists have discovered talk doesn’t pay, leading many to turn instead to drug therapy, Gardiner Harris reports in The New York Times. Low-cost, evidence-based marriage education and relationship skills training is becoming more popular as couples and singles reach out for practical skills to help them understand and talk to each other.
Millions of Americans attend groups each year for help with sex addictions. The psychiatric community continues to debate whether the issue is one of morality or disease.
Fans cheering for the losing team are more likely to suffer heart attacks after Sunday’s Super Bowl match-up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers. Making time to “empty the emotional jug” before, during or after the game can help.
President Obama told America’s servicemen and women today, “we’re going to keep your family strong and secure.” A two year study of 160 couples participating in marriage enrichment retreats following combat deployment shows a significant, positive impact on family resiliency and offers a promising national model.
Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 study linking autism to childhood vaccines was a deliberate fraud, says the editor of the British Medical Journal.
While drugs such as Pfizer’s Viagra have enabled millions to increase sexual activity, older men are far less likely to engage in safe sex than teens and young adults. Reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS must include strategies for strengthening relationship satisfaction, pleasure, and fulfillment.
Indiana University’s recent National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior revealed changing behaviors when it comes to America’s sex life in the age of Viagra. A study by PAIRS Foundation was even more revealing when it comes to the surprising secrets to great sex.
Claire and Dan Marino have helped thousands of children with autism and other special needs have the greatest opportunity to fulfill their potential through the MCH Dan Marino Center in Weston, Florida. Beyond comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services, helping parents of children with special needs strengthen their relationship with each other is vital to success.